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JANUARY 2007 Signpost Community Calendar

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Sandoval Commission Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all Sandoval County commission meetings will be held in the county commission chambers, Sandoval County Courthouse, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Placitas Community Library Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-2 p.m. 867-3355.

Monthly: Parents Without Partners offers support, education, and friendship to single parents of all ages, regardless of custody. Get-togethers, family outings, socials. All welcome. Wayne, 892-2456.

Mondays: Alanon Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Bernalillo Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 239-7370.

Mondays: One Day At A Time Big Book Study. Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. 6-7 p.m. United Methodist Church (in back), a block west of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Don Andres, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Mondays: Cub Scout Meeting. Cub Scouts always welcome. New scouts may join at any point during the year. 6-7:15 p.m. Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, SR 313 and Highway 550. Information: Jessica, 867-0498.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per session. 867-5718.

First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-4646.

Second and fourth Mondays: Grief Support Group Meeting. A free community service available to anyone who is in need of grief and bereavement support following the loss of a loved one. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 3150 Carlisle NE, Suite 25 (at Carlisle and Candelaria). Carol Frank, 821-6056.

Mondays and Wednesdays: The Bernalillo Badminton Club plays at the Bernalillo Community Center. 9-11 a.m. Call Gary Hansen, at 867-2829, for further information.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. Topics include Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. Call Haven House, 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157, for more information.

Tuesdays: One Day At A Time Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Noon-1 p.m. (open meeting). United Methodist Church (in back), a block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

First Tuesdays: SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) support-group meeting, New Mexico Chapter. Meetings are open to survivors and their immediate families, regardless of religious affiliation, if any. 7 to 9 p.m. Good Shepherd UCC, 7834 Tennyson NE (youth lounge). Steve Rabi, 280-3369;

First, second, and third Tuesdays through December: New-Business Tax Workshops covering New Mexico gross-receipts tax, IRS filing requirements, brief summary of other new-business issues. 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., with one-hour lunch break. Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, 5301 Central, NE (Bank of the West building), 10th Floor, Conference Room A. Free of charge. 505 841-6200.

Second Tuesdays: Friends of Placitas Meeting. Public welcome. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. 867-5346.

Second Tuesdays: New Mexico Democratic Club meets. 7 p.m., Rio Rancho Inn.

Second Tuesdays: Sandoval County Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m., Rio Rancho Inn, 528 near Sara Road, west side of the road. Meetings are open to the public and feature candidates for local, state, national offices.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Village Academy Charter School Meeting. 7 p.m. 274 Don Tomas, Bernalillo. All meetings open to the public. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.

Third Tuesdays: RESOLVE, Central New Mexico, Meeting. RESOLVE provides information and support for those dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, high-risk pregnancy, making the decision to adopt or life without children. National-affiliate support includes professionally led support groups, peer-support gatherings, guest speakers. Call or e-mail for location: 291-5066;

Fourth Tuesdays through December: New-Employer Tax Workshops for small businesses that have or plan to have employees. Regulatory and tax-filing requirements from six different federal and state agencies will be covered. 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., with one-hour lunch break. Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, 5301 Central, NE (Bank of the West building), 10th Floor, Conference Room A. Free of charge. 505 841-6200.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Book study and meditation groups. WOW–Women of Wonder, Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; POW–People of Wonder, Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Moon Dancer Book Gallery, 4484 Corrales Road, Corrales, 249-3742.

Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group. $3 per session. 10-11 a.m. United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard. 896-1250.

Wednesdays: Parenting Group Meeting. 6-7 p.m. La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 867-2383.

Wednesdays: Thinking Straight Step-Study Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. 6-7 p.m. First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, south of PNM, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

First Wednesdays: Jardineros de Placitas, 9:30 a.m. each month except January and December. A community-involved organization of women with groups interested in bridge, cooking, stitchery, crafts, art, reading, day trips. Monthly meetings feature speakers and subjects of local interest. 771-8941.

First Wednesdays: MOMS Club of Rio Rancho South General Meeting. Free. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is an international nonprofit organization specifically designed to support at-home mothers regardless of race, religion, financial stability. 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho (across from Intel). 891-1909, 994-9687,

Second Wednesdays: Placitas Community Library board meetings are now at the main PVFB station on 165, still on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Inquiries about these meetings or the library: 867-3355. All meetings are open to the public.

Second Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.

Fourth Wednesdays: Bereavement Support Group for parents who have had a baby die through miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death, or other natural causes within the first year of life. 7-8:30 p.m., Office of the Medical Investigator, UNM Medical School Campus. 272-2485, 272-3397.

Wednesdays through Saturdays: Casa San Ysidro, the historic Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales, on Old Church Road, is open for tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults $4, seniors $3, students $3, children $2. 897-8828.

Thursdays: Depression and bipolar support group meetings. DBSA Albuquerque offers weekly support-group meetings for those suffering from mood disorders. Friends and family members welcome. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Nob Hill area, Albuquerque. Information available regarding support groups in Los Lunas and Santa Fe. 505-889-3632,

Thursdays: One Day At A Time Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Noon-1 p.m. (open meeting). United Methodist Church (in back), a block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Fridays: Friday Night Live Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (open meeting). 7-8 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Motivation Center, 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.

Second Fridays: SanBern Federated Republican Women meets (except July and August) at Chamisa Hills Country Club, in Rio Rancho, 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending may call 922-6252 for more information.

Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10 a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas. 867-3355.

Saturdays: One Day At A Time Big Book Discussion Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (open meeting). 9-10 a.m. United Methodist Church (in back), a block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Saturday evenings: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting. 6:30 p.m. (open meeting). If you have a problem with narcotics or even think you may have a problem, you are welcome. 136 West Don Andres, Bernalillo. (Bernalillo Methodist Church). 505-260-9889, 505-260-7195.

Sundays: Placitas Big Book Study. Alcoholics Anonymous. 7-8:15 p.m. (open meeting). Presbyterian Church (Bell Tower), Placitas. 266-1900.

Sundays: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting. If you have a problem with drugs, or even think that you might have a problem, you are welcome! 10:30 a.m. 4324 Corrales Road (in the community center behind the old fire station). 260-9889, 260-7195.

Through January 7: “Biennial Southwest,” a wide range in contemporary art currently being produced in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. 103 works, including Placitas artists Fernando Delgado, Marilyn Dillard, and Margi Weir. Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Tuesdays through Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission starts at $1. Free on Sundays before 1:00 p.m.

Through January: King Tut Exhibit. More than 100 handcrafted replicas of items collected from King Tutankhamun's tomb. Branigan Cultural Center, 500 N. Water Street, on the north end of the Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Tuesdays through Thursdays 1 to 7 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. $5 adults; $3 children. (505) 541-2158,

January 3: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2 p.m. Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

January 4: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

January 7: Placitas hosts “Mandate for Change,” a town-hall meeting. The public is invited to hear U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives and staff answer questions from attendees about their concerns. Refreshments will be served. Information: Dan Gips (867-4801), Roy Streit (867-5644).

January 7: Sandoval County Historical Society annual meeting, election of officers, program planning. Norma Libman will speak on “Pioneer Women”; oils and watercolors by Pauline Eisenstadt and Michaela Karni. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 2:00 p.m. Delavy House, off Highway 550, west of the Coronado State Monument and north of the Warrior gas station.

January 8: Placitas Community Library Book Club discusses Henderson the Rain King, by Saul Bellow. 4 p.m. Call 867-3355 for location.

January 8 through February 4: Shadowlands, by William Nicholson, the story of Irish scholar and author C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia). Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. $12/$10. Adobe Theater, 9813 Fourth Street NW. Reservations: 898-9222.

January 13: New Mexico Solar Energy Association presents a hands-on Biodiesel Workshop by Eric Chrisp and James Burgess. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $100, with lunch included. Contact NMSEA to register: (505) 246-0400, 888-886-6765,

January 13: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter of Germans from Russia. 1 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. 896-3347,

January 16: Placitas Community Library Spanish-English Story Time. 3 p.m. 867-3355.

January 18: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m., Bernalillo Senior Center.

January 18: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

January 20 and 21: Students from the National Dance Institute of New Mexico's School for the Performing Arts present two performances of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for students. The Dance Barns, NDI-NM, 1140 Alto Street, Albuquerque. 983-7661.

January 21: Corrales Growers' Market. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. First Winter Market in Corrales will coincide with Sundays in the Village special events. Jams, salsas, dried-flower arrangements, dried herbs, natural soaps, baked goods, painted gourds. Tents enclosed in winter. Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.

January 21: Duende Poetry Series presents a tribute to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. 3 p.m. Anasazi Fields Winery, in Placitas. See article in Sandoval Arts, this Signpost.

January 23: County Planning and Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Commission Chambers.

January 23: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meeting. Dinner is optional (several specials are being offered). The topic of the program at 7:30: “Making a difference: Lobbying at the Roundhouse.” Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring friends. 7 p.m. (Come anytime after 6 p.m. for social time.) Capo’s Bottega Ristorante Italiano, 1016 US Highway 550, Bernalillo. Janice Saxton, 867-1139,

January 28: Placitas Artist Series concert at 3 p.m. Pianist Awadagin Pratt will join violist Willy Sucre, violinist Krzysztof Zimowski, and cellist Joan Zucker in a Willy Sucre and Friends program of piano quartets by Schumann and Brahms. Preceding the concert at 1:30 p.m., reception for exhibiting visual artists Elizabeth Balco, David W. Cramer, Woody Duncan, Kay Richards. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. See article in Sandoval Arts, this Signpost, for details., 867-8080.





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